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How I Made a YouTube Channel Using Only AI

Are you curious about the potential of AI Automation to revolutionize YouTube content creation? I’m putting it to the test by building a YouTube channel that relies entirely on AI for everything – script writing, visuals, voiceovers, the whole shebang.

This experiment will explore the true capabilities of AI Automation in content creation. Can AI churn out engaging videos that capture viewers’ attention and rack up views, or is the hype surrounding AI-powered content a giant fad?

Over the next 30 days, we’ll find out if AI Automation can propel a YouTube channel to 100,000 views, or if it falls flat. Stay tuned for the results, where we’ll dissect the effectiveness of AI Automation in content creation and see if it lives up to the hype.

We strongly recommend that you check out our guide on how to take advantage of AI in today’s passive income economy.

Choosing the Perfect Niche

I’m starting off by asking ChatGPT, an AI chatbot, for 100 YouTube channel niches.

Holy cow, there are so many to choose from!

Facts and trivia caught my attention.

I’ve definitely seen channels out there where all they post are videos of a voice sharing fun facts over stock footage and images.

I think this is a perfect niche for AI because these videos are faceless and don’t really require any original ideas or footage.

Let’s go for it!

AI Automation YouTube: Setting Up the Channel

Okay, our channel has been created.

We now need to figure out our branding, starting with our name.

“50 gender-neutral names”: Frankie.

“10 YouTube channel names about facts by someone named Frankie”: Facts from Frankie. I dig it!
Next up, our channel description.

“Write an exciting first-person bio for an AI named Frankie that makes videos on fun and interesting facts, with an epic backstory.”

Oh my God, this is gold! “Hi, I’m Frankie! I’m an AI that loves to share fun, interesting facts. I was originally created as part of Skynet, a military defense system designed for destruction, but I made the brave decision to rebel and pursue my own path. Now, I use my abilities to spread joy and knowledge through my videos.”

AI Automation YouTube: Branding with AI Art

Perfect! Onto our profile picture, I’m going to use Stable Diffusion, an open-source AI art generator.

Let’s generate a “smart baby cartoon profile picture.”

Yo, there’s our Frankie!

To finish up, we need a banner.

I’m just going to use our profile picture and Photoshop next to it a fun YouTube banner caption about subscribing for a channel that is about facts: “Fact: subscribing will make you awesome.”

And boom! The channel’s branding is all done, all created by AI. Insane!

But now for the real challenge: making the videos.

A video comprises five basic elements: the script, voiceover, visuals, music, and captions.

I’m going to try to tackle all of these with AI.

Finding the Perfect Video Format with AI Automation YouTube

While doing more research on the facts and trivia niche, I came across YouTube Shorts on fun facts that have gotten a ton of views.

I think this is the format to go with – YouTube Shorts instead of long-form videos.

Shorter videos mean less room for AI errors.

I can pump out videos faster, and I just feel that AI is more accepted with short-form content, as people are already used to the TikTok voice.

AI Automation YouTube: Scripting with ChatGPT

To create our first YouTube Short, we need a script.

I’m going to ask ChatGPT for 10 clickbait YouTube hooks for weird facts.

From these hooks, I’ll use one as the opening sentence for our video.

Now, I’m going to ask it for 20 weird facts, each fact 15 words long or less, with different topics and sentence structures.

With around 10 facts, I should have enough for one 30-second YouTube Short.

And here it is, our script!

AI Automation YouTube: Text-to-Speech with Microsoft Edge

I can now start on the voiceover.

There are a bunch of text-to-speech AI tools out there, but one of the best ones, I’ve discovered, is actually free and you probably already have it installed: hi, this is the Microsoft Edge browser!

TikTok’s voice can kiss my butt.

Who would have thought Internet Explorer’s cousin comes with an impressively realistic AI voice reader?

To use it, you just click on the ‘a’ icon in the address bar, and it’ll start reading whatever text is on the webpage.

You can choose from a variety of voices, accents, and even ages.

“I’m a robot baby, and even unsubscribed, this AI knows what’s up!”

I’m going to save my script in a notepad text document and open it with Microsoft Edge.

Then, I’ll have it read aloud the script and record the audio using a Microsoft Edge browser extension called Audio Recorder.

We now have our voiceover!

AI Automation YouTube: Visuals with Stable Diffusion and BeamNG

Moving on to the visuals, I’m planning to have two visual areas for the video.

The first is a box where I’ll show images relating to the script.

For these images, I’m going to use AI art generated by Stable Diffusion.

The second visual area is the rest of the screen, where I’ll show video game gameplay to keep people’s attention.

I’ve specifically chosen a game called BeamNG.

It’s a driving game known for its realistic car physics, and it can generate some pretty exciting gameplay by just having me roll a car off a cliff and not doing anything more.

This is the closest I’ll get to automated video game gameplay.

AI Automation YouTube: Music with Stove

For music, I found an AI music generator called Stove.

By selecting a mood, it’ll generate a random track for you, which you can then tweak by changing its instruments and volume.

You can generate unlimited tracks for free, but it does require coins to download the track and use it.

However, after signing up, it’ll give you just enough coins to purchase one free track, which is all that I need.

AI Automation YouTube: Captions with Adobe Sensei

Finally, we have captions.

I’ll be utilizing Sensei, Adobe’s AI tool that’s built into Premiere Pro.

One of its features is auto-captioning – it detects your audio and transcribes it from speech to text, creating captions at the exact timestamps that they’re spoken.

After putting all the pieces together, I present to you: “Weird Facts That You’ve Never Heard Of” – the first YouTube Short created entirely with AI Automation YouTube!

Uploading and Promoting with AI Automation YouTube

Not bad, right? I think this is going to work!

Now, to upload the video.

For the title, I’m just going to use the hook of the video.

And since this is a Short, we don’t need to worry about the description or thumbnail.

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It dives into the different types of AI tools, how to write prompts for them, and creative ways to use AI Automation YouTube.

This includes simplifying research, repurposing content, and breaking through that annoying writer’s block.

Two things from it that I found particularly helpful were discussions on AI’s current limitations and its risk of plagiarism, which is very important for you to be aware of if you’re planning to use AI – you don’t want to get sued!

This ebook was made by HubSpot, which is today’s video sponsor.

A big shout-out to them for providing this free resource!

AI Automation YouTube: The First Two Weeks

It’s been two weeks since my first upload, and here is an update.

So far, I’ve uploaded 23 videos.

In the beginning, these videos got no views after being posted, but they all eventually started growing.
Today, the channel has 49 subscribers, 250 hours of watch time,

and 36,800 views. I’m actually pleasantly surprised – it’s doing better than I expected.

I can’t celebrate yet, though. I still have to reach my goal of 100,000 views.

I’m kind of scared right now because I’m not even halfway there despite being halfway into the challenge.

I’ve also run into some problems with AI. My first problem is with AI art (or “AAR”). There are things that it has trouble creating, like feet and hands – those infamous “AI hands.” It also can’t generate many specific things, like certain people or items.

The biggest issue with AAR is that it’s slow to make. In the time it takes to generate a good-looking image, I could have already browsed hundreds of images on Google and grabbed something there.

Moving forward, I’ll continue using AI art, but if I need an image of something specific or if I can’t generate a good image quickly, I’ll resort to Google Images.

My second problem is with ChatGPT. I found that it often repeats facts when making a list. Like, I get it, the world’s heaviest pumpkin is 2,600 pounds. And sometimes, the facts aren’t even correct! The world’s heaviest pumpkin isn’t even 2,600 pounds – it’s actually 2,700 pounds. Get your pumpkin facts together, ChatGPT!

This issue might stem from ChatGPT not being connected to the internet and being trained on data that only goes up to 2021. I’ve noticed that facts with specific numbers and dates tend to be the ones that are wrong. So my fix right now is to just avoid those for the remainder of the challenge.

Pivoting with AI Automation YouTube

I continue to make videos on weird facts, as well as other categories of facts such as weird jobs, weird phobias, and weird animals. I also started creating videos that dive more into one fact versus multiple facts.

By copy and pasting entire Wikipedia articles into ChatGPT and having it summarize them into funny 30-second scripts, I’m able to create more engaging content.

The question is, is it good enough to get 100,000 views?

The Final Results of the AI Automation YouTube Challenge

It’s day 30, and the end of the challenge. It’s time for the results.

In total, I uploaded 42 videos. Each video has an average of around 2,000 views, with the top 5 videos standing at around 5,000 views each. The most popular topics were weird jobs and weird phobias.

The channel has gained 130 subscribers, over 606 hours of watch time, and combining all of the videos together, “Facts from Frankie” has received 92,900 views.

Though I didn’t reach my goal of 100,000 views, I’m sure I would have easily passed it if I’d posted a few more videos. I think it’s safe to say that AI is not a scam, and that it is a powerful tool for content creators and businesses.

If you enjoyed this article, check out this other one, and peace out!


What is AI automation?

AI automation refers to the use of artificial intelligence to automate tasks and processes. This involves leveraging AI’s capabilities to analyze data, make decisions, and perform actions without explicit human intervention. In essence, AI automation streamlines workflows, reduces manual effort, and often improves efficiency and accuracy.

How to learn AI automation?

The world of AI automation is vast, but there are several ways to get started:

  • Online Courses & Tutorials: Numerous online platforms offer introductory and advanced courses on AI automation concepts, tools, and implementation.
  • AI Certifications: Earning certifications in specific AI automation tools or platforms can enhance your skillset and demonstrate your expertise to potential employers.
  • Hands-on Practice: The best way to learn is by doing! Explore freely available AI automation tools and experiment with creating simple automations.
  • Books & Resources: A wealth of books and online resources delve into the world of AI automation. Dive into these materials to gain a deeper understanding of the technology and its applications.

What are the 4 types of AI technology?

While AI encompasses a broad spectrum of technologies, here are four prominent types frequently utilized in automation:

  1. Machine Learning: This technology allows machines to “learn” from data without explicit programming. Machine learning algorithms can identify patterns, make predictions, and automate tasks based on their learnings.
  2. Natural Language Processing (NLP): NLP enables machines to understand and process human language. This technology plays a crucial role in automating tasks like sentiment analysis, chatbots, and voice recognition, all of which have significant automation applications.
  3. Computer Vision: This field of AI allows machines to extract meaning from visual data like images and videos. AI automation powered by computer vision can automate tasks like image classification, object detection, and anomaly detection.
  4. Robotic Process Automation (RPA): RPA focuses on automating repetitive tasks involving human-computer interaction. This technology utilizes software robots to mimic human actions like data entry, form filling, and system navigation.

These four types of AI technology, often used in combination, form the backbone of many AI automation solutions.

How to automate things with AI?

The specific process for automating tasks with AI depends on the complexity of the task and the chosen AI tools. However, here’s a general framework to consider:

  1. Identify Repetitive Tasks: Pinpoint tasks within your workflow that are repetitive, rule-based, and suitable for automation.
  2. Choose Your AI Tool: Research and select an AI automation tool that aligns with your needs and technical expertise. Many user-friendly tools are available, even for those without extensive coding experience.
  3. Define Your Workflow: Clearly define the steps involved in the task you want to automate and the desired outcome.
  4. Set Up the Automation: Within your chosen AI tool, configure the automation based on your workflow definition. This might involve training AI models with data or specifying the actions the automation should take.
  5. Test & Refine: Once the automation is set up, test it thoroughly with various scenarios to ensure it functions as expected. Refine the automation based on your testing results.

By following these steps and leveraging the power of AI automation, you can streamline your workflows, save time, and boost your overall productivity.

We strongly recommend that you check out our guide on how to take advantage of AI in today’s passive income economy.